Waterford vs Bohemians
This League of Ireland clash sees newly promoted Waterford entertain Dublin side Bohemians in Waterford.
Waterford have emerged from nowhere in the last couple of seasons, largely down to their new owner being Swindon Town Chairman Lee Power. Power's vision for the club is to try and turn Waterford into the Celtic of Ireland and after his first full season resulted in promotion they are well on their way.
They've started this season well, winning 3 of their first 4 games, with their only loss being a 2-0 away defeat to champions Cork City. So far they have beaten Derry City and St Patricks on home soil, 2 established sides at this level. Derry were even a top 4 side last season, just missing out on the European places.
Waterford look to have been shrewd pre-season as well bringing in a couple of English based players from Oldham and Power's Swindon Town. They've also acquired Akinade who was a useful player for Bohemians last season.
Bohs started the 2018 season with a great home win over Shamrock Rovers. They have more recently lost to Derry and St Patricks, the 2 sides Waterford have recently beat. A positive for the Dubliners is keeping hold of Cocoran for another season. He fired 15 goals last season and will no doubt start firing again at some point this season.
The momentum and potential seems to be with Waterford at the moment and a home victory wouldn't be a surprise.
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